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Are There Any Home Remedies for Scabies?
Although you cannot cure a case of scabies without prescription medication from a doctor, there are certain things you can do at home to keep from reinfesting yourself or your family.
Home remedies such as neem or tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide, Borax, bleach, olive oil and lemon, Lysol, and clove oil are largely untested and are not recommended as a substitute for prescription medication. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that no over-the-counter products have been tested or approved to treat scabies.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/29/2015
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